April 2003 #2 Computer IT Education & Training Newsletter

  • From: "Scott Turton-Intelligentedu.com" <intel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: 17 Apr 2003 00:19:41 -0700


         Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
             Training & Tutorial Resources

          *** ISSUE #32-2 - April 2003 ***
              2nd edition for this month


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In This Issue:

1)... Editor's Greeting

2)... The Best New Free I.T. Training & Tutorial Sites

3)... New Free I.T. Books & Book Sites

4)... University Computer Science Course Sites

5)... The Best Suggested Sites from Website Users

6)... New I.T. Training & Tutorial Link Sites

7)... I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning

8)... Question of the Month about Technical Training

9)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission


1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!

This is the 2nd edition of our April 2003 issue of our free semi-
monthly newsletter for Computer IT Education, Training, & 
Tutorial Resources providing you with the latest Free online IT 
Training Resources that we have recently discovered and 
researched. This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing 
(instructions at bottom, no username/password is needed). To 
access our member site, however, you do need a user name and 
password - registering as a member of Intelligentedu.com costs $10 for 
two months, for more information please see below 'Become a 
Member of Intelligentedu.com'.

My desire is that these free resources will help you with your 
computer education and training and are tools to advance your IT 
career. Our main mission is the training of those less fortunate 
who are seeking to become computer literate, both technically and 
from a user's perspective.

In this issue we describe and link to a total of 37 computer, IT 
and programming learning and tutorial web sites. By means of this 
email newsletter, you have knowledge of and access to these sites 
before our web site visitors do. For your convenience, this 
newsletter is also available to you in HTML format at this 
special url: http://www.intelligentedu.com/current_news-2.html

*** Current News ***

This issue features many good free training courses, free books, 
and free technical help and support sites. I hope you enjoy it.

I wish you the best with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
Scott Turton
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster



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2)  The Best New Free I.T. Training & Tutorial Sites:

This section of our newsletter contains the best new free IT 
training and tutorial sites that we have found and researched in 
the last few weeks. These resources will be added to our Free IT 
Training & Courses page at http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat1.html, 
our Free IT Tutorials and Guides page at 
http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat2.html, or to our members' site.

InformIT Reference Guides:

Using these new Reference Guides you can browse InformIT's 
content and stay current with key technologies. For a given 
topic, a site host organizes the information and starts each week 
with an introduction to what's new. The table of contents leads 
you to key topics, and points you to the best articles, books, 
and web sites for that topic. Here are the guides:

Certification Reference Guide:

.Net Reference Guide:

Photoshop Reference Guide:

SQL Server Reference Guide:

Java Reference Guide:

XML Reference Guide:

C++ Reference Guide:


Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification 102 Preparation 
Courses from IBM:

Part 1 - Compiling sources and managing packages:

Part 2 - Configuring and compiling the kernel:

Part 3 - Networking:

Part 4 - Secure shell and file sharing:


BiondoSmith Online Workshops:

Free online course workshops for Business Development for Web 
Designers, Introduction to Javascript, Setting up an Apache 
webserver, Introduction to Perl, Introduction to PHP, Flash 101, 
and Using Photoshop. Registration is required and content is 
available after the scheduled start-date.


J2EE Programming with Passion Courses:

These two courses are offered as a free online courses on a 
regular basis. You can register for them at any time and take 
them as many times as you want. The syllabus and presentation 
slides are here: 
http://www.javapassion.com/j2eeclass/index0.html#Syllabus and the 
same for the Advanced J2EE class are here: 


Unix Course:
This section provides an introduction to the UNIX operating 
system and some of its major software components.

Unix Programming in C:
Focuses upon program development in C under UNIX.


FTQ.com E-learning Center:

Tutorials, braindumps, case studies, and practice tests for the 
following IT certifications: Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and 


Code Toad:

Free HTML, JavaScript, Java, ASP, DHTML, Visual Basic and XML 
code tutorials and scripts are offered on this site.


Internet Computing Online Feature Cache:

For each issue of Internet Computing Online, some of their new 
feature content is freely available online. Topics include 
Application Technologies, E-Commerce, Embedded Systems, Java, 
Mobile/Wireless, and Networking Technologies.


BEA dev2dev Tutorials:

BEA Tutorials for WebLogic, Java and J2EE. They also offer free 
articles, white papers, and technical guides.


Dr. Bob's Delphi, C++Builder and JBuilder Technical Programming 

Dr. Bob's Delphi, C++Builder and JBuilder (Java) Technical 
Programming Magazine Articles, Papers and Tutorials. Many 
resources are offered for these tools and for Kylix, C#, ASP.Net, 
and SOAP.Also, here is his regular monthly column in which he 
examines new and interesting features of Delphi, Kylix, 
C++Builder, JBuilder, or C#/.NET: 


Database Journal:

Offers daily database news, articles, and tutorials for the 
database professional. All major DBs are covered, including 
Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and Access.


O'Reilly's WebServices.com

Comprehensive developer reference and technical information and 
resources, feature articles and tutorials covering XML 
development and specifications, XSLT, SOAP, SVG, XSL, XML RPC, 
Metadata, Web Development, Networking, and CSS.


Webcast Presentations:

Download speaker slides or tune into a rebroadcast of the entire 
presentation. The Microsoft related topics covered include Active 
Directory, Certification and Training, Desktop Administration, 
Exchange and Messaging, ISA Server, IT Management, Networking and 
Server Management, and Security.


U2U Articles:

Trainers share their knowledge by means of articles describing in 
a hands-on manner various topics covering .NET related 
technologies, Visual Basic and COM+ technologies. Good training 
presentations are also available here: 


C# Programming Course

These are the full slides and notes for their 5 day instructor 
led course on C# Programming. They cover the  following: 
Fundamentals, Value Types, Reference Types, Inheritance, and 

C# in Detail:

Two 90 minute presentations (over 300 powerpoint slides in total) 
Jon Jagger presented at the ACCU Spring 2001 Conference.

  Part 1: Value Types download (964K):

  Part 2: Reference Types download (902K):



These are the Windows Tips and Tricks pages on this site:

  Windows Me:

  Windows 95/98:

  Windows 2000:

  Windows NT Tips:

  Windows Registry Tips:

  Program Tips:

  Hardware Tips and Troubleshooting:


3) New Free Computer IT Books, Publications & Book Sites:

Some of these web resources will be added to our Free IT Books 
page at http://www.intelligentedu.com/free_computer_books.html and 
some will be added to our members site.

Ebone Community:

35 free IT books, including C, CGI, ActiveX and VBScript, Visual 
Basic, C++, Perl, Flash and Dreamweaver.


Electronic Library:

61 online e-books on Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, C/C++, 
CGI Programming, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Frontpage, Microsoft 
Visual Studio, Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT, Networking/TCP/IP, 
Perl, SQL, Unix and Visual Basic.


Focus on Java Programming:

This is a free online Java programming textbook. It is suitable 
for use in an introductory programming course and for people who 
are trying to learn programming on their own. There is enough 
material for a full year College programming course. There are no 
prerequisites beyond a general familiarity with the ideas of 
computers and programs.


Internet Publishing with Acrobat:

This 409 page book is shows you how to publish on the internet 
using PDF files and Adobe Acrobat.


EJB 2.0 Development with WebSphere Studio Application Developer:

This book provides detailed information on how to effectively use 
WebSphere Studio Application Developer for the development of 
applications based on the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 
architecture, and deployment of such applications to a WebSphere 
Application Server.


Designing Java Applications for Network Computers:

This book describes many of the issues related to the design and 
implementation of Java applications on Network Computers using 
Intel-based clients.


The Pragmatic Programmer:

5 Extracts from this book are available for free, including 
these: Software Entropy, Programming deliberately and Programming 
by Coincidence, Evil Wizards, and Balance Resources.


Advanced Programming Language Design:

You can download the entire text of this book, each chapter is in 
PDF format. They are intended for on-screen viewing free of 


9 Free eBooks for E-Commerce and Making Money on the Web:


4) University Computer Science Course Sites
   Free to Browse and Study:

These web sites will be added to our Free University IT Course 
Webs page at http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat3.html

Dr. Perry Xiao's Lecture Notes:

This site has excellent learning materials, guides, slides, and 
notes. Here are the pages:

    Fundamentals of the Internet:

    Engineering Software in Java:

    Internet Protocols:

    Internet Technologies:

    Applied Software for Internet:

    Internet Protocols and Technologies:

    Internet Programming:

    Distributed Systems and Internetworking (DSI):

    Internet Management and Security:

    Red Hat Linux 7.2 Books/Guides:

    Linux Labs:

    Unix Book:

    TCP/IP Book:

    IEC Documents:

    Cisco Documents:

    Java Slides #2:
    Java Slides #3:
    Java Slides #4:
    Java Slides #5:
    Java Slides #6:
    Java Slides #7:
    Java Slides #8:
    Sample Java Code:


5) The Best Suggested Sites from our Website Users - Every month 
we feature the best suggested IT training and tutorial sites from 
our website visitors. Here are this month's sites:

Java Certification:

This recently launched site offers various resources for Java 
Certification aspirants. It contains a mock exam applet, study 
notes and links to other resources on the web.



This site has a large collection of downloadable training 
materials for Cisco, MCSE and Oracle certifications.


Shell Scripting Tutorial:

A shell is a command interpreter for an operating system. Shells 
scripting remains an important tool to all Unix/GNU-Linux users 
and admins; primarily because a set of shell scripts (the rc 
files) control the boot-time configuration of all Unix/GNU-Linux 
machines. All examples are heavily geared towards the Korn shell, 
with some parity with SH and BASH.



Almost 2,000 learning documents and tools about everything 
Microsoft related, all free for download. Topics covered include 
ASP, ASP.NET, VB, VB.NET, Active Directory, C++, C#, Visual 
Studio, Data Access, ADO, .Net, SQL Server, Peer2Peer, and 


6) New Computer & IT Training & Tutorial Link & Resource Sites:

These web sites will be added to our IT Links and Resources page 
at http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat6.html


Link and resources site covering ASP, C/C++, JSP, PHP, Perl, XML, 
MySQL, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Oracle, Lotus 
Notes and other developer resources.


Web Ware Index:

Links to Programming Tutorials, CGI Scripts, Perl Scripts, & web 
software for the webmaster.


Programming and Computer Science links:

Programming links:

W3 links:


Best Win2000 Links:

Many categories covering Windows related resource sites. Topics 
include Security, Active Directory & Network Administration, 
Servers, Clients and Desktops, .Net, Systems Management, and 
Internet and Web Development.


7) I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning:

Speed Start Your Linux App 2003: How to build your next app on 

Order your free 2003 Linux Software Evaluation Kit:

This free 4-CD set includes the following trial IBM middleware 
and tools for Linux:
- IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) V8.1 
for Linux 
- IBM DB2 Migration Toolkit V1.1 for Linux 
- IBM Directory Server V5.1 for Linux 
- IBM Lotus Domino 6 for Linux
- IBM Tivoli Access Manager Base 4.1 for Linux 
- IBM WebSphere Application Server V5 for Linux 
- IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5 for Linux 
- IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3.1 for Linux 
- IBM WebSphere SDK for Web Services for Linux 

Here is the complete list of downloads available from WebSphere, 
DB2, and Lotus:

Learn Linux and IBM software for Linux in a 2-day "Develop, 
deploy and integrate on Linux" workshop, offered at no charge at 
various locations worldwide


Script Sentry:

A free utility that offers the benefits of enabling the Windows 
Scripting Host (WSH) without taking on a large security risk. It 
works by allowing safe scripts to run while alerting you to 
potentially malicious scripts. (164KB)



This is a free utility that will permanently delete Windows files 
so that they cannot be recovered, overwriting disk sectors 
repeatedly up to 15 times. (1.5MB)


8) Question of the Month about Technical Training:

Each month Scott Turton will answer a current or important 
question that we have received about computer and IT training and 
career development.

April 2003 Question of the Month #2: What are some good free 
Computer Help and Support Web Sites?

Answer: The following are some of the best free computer and 
technical help and support sites on the web today:


Free PC Tech Support:

Open Tech Support:





FreeAnswers Support:

Linux Questions Forum Search:

Computec's Help Desk:

5 Star Support:

Pointask: Computers and Technology  

Profusion: Company Tech Support:

I hope this helps you.

Scott Turton
Web Master and Editor


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